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    an adjectival and adverbial modifier in a long sentence


    Hi Teachers,

    I have a problem to identify an adjectival and adverbial modifier in a long sentence. Could you help me to check this, please?

    "Geoengineering is seen by some in the science community and the general public as a necessary way to offset the negative effects of climate change, and by others as an extreme measure that should only be used if and when it becomes immediately obvious that taking no such action would cause harmful societal effects." ( A literature review of CO 2 capture directly from ambient air, Joshua Fabian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.)

    "in the science community and the general public",a preposition phrase, is an adjectival modifier of "some".

    "as a necessary way",a preposition phrase, is an adjectival modifier of "Geoengineering".

    "to offset the negative effects of climate change", an infinitive phrase, is an adjectival modifier of "a necessary way".

    "as an extreme measure", a preposition phrase, is an adjectival modifier of"Geoengineering".

    "that should only be used", a relative clause, is an adjectival modifier of "an extreme measure".

    "if and when it becomes immediately obvious", a relative clause, is an adverbial modifier of "used".

    "that taking no such action would cause harmful societal effects", a relative clause, is an adverbial modifier of"obvious".

    Thank you,





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    Re: an adjectival and adverbial modifier in a long sentence

    When do you have to submit this piece of work to your teacher/tutor?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: an adjectival and adverbial modifier in a long sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    When do you have to submit this piece of work to your teacher/tutor?
    It is not a homework. I want to practise to be ready when I need to write my own paper.

    This is my previous thread that I have posted here as you can see I used the same article.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...g-the-sentence
    Last edited by iboon14; 02-Mar-2014 at 11:36.

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    Re: an adjectival and adverbial modifier in a long sentence

    Hello, iboon14.
    I've found this.

    I hope the link will shed some light on your query.
    Last edited by 5jj; 02-Mar-2014 at 14:50. Reason: unnecessary quote removed

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